Incredible opportunity to see 7 Greek islands via luxury yacht - beach hopping, picturesque villages & the freshest seafood I’ve had the pleasure of eating!
Highs & Lows
Enjoying delicious fish and local Assyrtiko while lounging shore-side.
Surviving the hairpin roads of Crete.
If you have heard of the tiny island of Hydra (pronounced “e-druh”), you may know it as a bit of an artist enclave - and maybe my personal favorite of all the islands in Greece. Hydra has a magical quality to it really, with almost no one speaking English, water so incredibly blue, and more donkeys roaming the island than humans. I remember music playing just loud enough to encourage the opening of another cold beer, while appreciating the A+ view of the harborside village and the daring cliff-divers from my lounge chair at Spilia Cafe. I witnessed a wedding celebration, a young Greek couple and their families, so joyfully dancing and singing. It was such a beautiful day.
Q & A
What would you have changed?I would not have changed anything, this trip was absolutely perfect! However, when touring any place by ship, the evenings after a certain time are typically spent on board in order to arrive at the next port by morning. Something to consider if local nightlife or later dining experiences are a priority.
Tips you would give a friend?If possible, try to get to the smaller, lesser known islands like Karpathos, Folegandros and Hydra because that is where you will find the most authentic Grecian experience (theres daily ferry service from Athens and Piraeus). Santorini wins for the most breathtaking vistas; the towns are absolutely gorgeous. Mykonos has an incredibly fun, fashionable nightlife scene. Crete offers the most variety of things to do with your time and the Turkish influence makes it unique to the other islands.
Transportation Tips?If you have a fear of heights or driving cliffside, skip the island of Crete. It was a stunning island to see but I found the driving to be quite dangerous.
Packing tips?Bring flat sandals and flip flops - there is no such thing as heels in Greece! All that you really need is a few bathing suits, spf 50+ sunscreen, a few good books, maxi dresses (shorts and a casual shirt for the men) for the night time, and youre all set!